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to blame big brother said it acquired 12 million udid numbers from an fbi surveillance program. but the fbi says it's not the source, saying in a statement on twitter, we never had info in question. bottom line -- totally false. and now an orlando company that works with multiple online magazine publishers, bluetote.com, says it's the inadvertent source. >> in response to this we've brought in an independent team to begin evaluating and confirming what happened and putting things in place so that this doesn't happen again. >> is that door closed? >> the door is absolutely closed. >> reporter: closed thanks in part to david schutz, a virginia-based security analyst, who discovered it was not an fbi file but came from bluetote.com. >> everybody goes crazy about the government having this information, but they never seem to think that it's bad that corporations might also have this information. and more often than not, it's the corporations who are tracking all this stuff. >> apple tells us programmers are moving away from using those i.d. numbers in apps. but for the devices that have already
his wild ride over the last 24 hours. it started yesterday. >> several fbi and atf agents came in from the back of the plane, walked up to the middle of the plane, and pointed guns at a particular passenger and told him to put his hands in front of the seat. >> that passenger was shell, pulled from a plane after a phone call warned airport police he was trying to cry explosives. >> we checked him, and determined he was not in the possession of anything dangerous, hazardous, or illegal. >> officers called it a nasty trick, a hoax carried out on shell's 29th birthday. >> whoever it is, they should, you know, be held accountable. >> shell pointed the finger at kenneth smith, the new boyfriend of his ex-girlfriend. today federal agents arrested smith who apparently admitted making the call from a pay phone as a as a result of compromising pictures shell posted of his ex-girlfriend on facebook, but it was shell who found himself in a compromising position when he landed where officers were again waiting on the tarmac. all the publicity had caught the attention of police in texas, where he f
illegal. >> reporter: as fbi agents questioned shell, it became clear he was not part of any criminal plot, but instead the victim of perhaps a prank on his 29th birthday. >> that this was a hoax, and a pretty nasty trick was played on a passenger, and it resulted in really a threat to all of the passengers. >> reporter: an investigation into who made the call and why continues. >> it's just incredibly foolish and irresponsible thing to do. the bottom line it's criminal. >> reporter: and costly. u.s. air estimates the hoax will coast upwards of tens of thousands, a price tag that does not include the fears and frustrations of dozens of passengers hurried off the plane and onto later flights. jay gray, nbc news, dallas. >>> police in los angeles searched the home of a bank manager today after she was forced to help rob her own bank. investigators say two men kidnapped the woman from her home yesterday, strapped what they said was a bomb to her body, and forced her to get money from the bank. a bomb squad blew up the device. it turned out it was not a bomb. police say today's search was part
of leadership. seven weeks from election day. the fbi says it will investigate the death of our four u.s. diplomats in libya. i'm steve handelsman, news4. >>> we will have continuing coverage of the violence in libya, coming up on news4 at 5:00. we'll talk to some of the people who knew ambassador stephens here in washington. >>> now, to the announcement from apple. thinner, lighter, a bigger screen. those are just some of the selling points of the iphone 5. >> apple's billing it as the biggest thing to happen to the iphone since the original made its debut and it's coming to stores in just a matter of weeks. nbc's jay gray has more on the new features and how apple's trying to leave android in its dust. >> reporter: the skies did not open up, by all reports the earth is still on its axis, but the tech universe has a new star. >> today we introduce iphone 5. >> reporter: made entirely of aluminum and glass made its debut in san francisco. >> it is the most beautiful product we have ever made. >> reporter: and apple says the most powerful, advanced smartphone ever created. >> it is real
unpunished. >> reporter: but in libya, the fbi is just starting an investigation. besides the four murders, and the riots faced by president obama, there's the bloody rebellion in syria. and new pressure on the u.s. from israel to get tougher on iran over nuclear weapons. republicans are implying president obama is wavering. >> this is a moment for americans to show our closest allies in the middle east that we stand with them unequivocally, unequivocally, no mixed signals. >> reporter: the middle east suddenly a factor in the race for the white house. prior to the current crisis, the nbc news "wall street journal" poll found president obama had a significant advantage over mitt romney on national security and foreign policy. from capitol hill, i'm steve handelsman, news4. >>> we'll have continuing coverage of the embassy attacks. and ahead we'll explain why the actors in that controversial film say they were tricked into participating. >>> first lady michelle obama was also campaigning in virginia today, and just about an hour she'll be speaking at the university of mary washington in fre
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